James Edward Vest
Funeral for James Edward Vest, 83, of Eva will be Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Mayfield and Rev. Roger Vest officiating. Burial will be in Oden Ridge Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Vest, who died Monday, December 10, 2012, at Huntsville Hospital, was born March 13, 1929, in Morgan County to Henry Virgil Vest and Mary Magdalene Thomas Vest. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of the Korean War
, a recipient of the Purple Heart
, the Bronze Star
, and other various medals and awards. He was a sergeant with Company C, 1343rd Engineering Combat Battalion. Mr. Vest was a very respected man in the Eva community and was owner and operated the - Vest "u-pick-it" Farm. He gave people opportunities when no one else would. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Vest; two sons, Tommy Edward Vest (Sharon), Moulton and Mike Vest (Gina), Eva; one daughter, Vickie Vest Moses (Tony), Eva; four sisters, Lucille Ball and Reba Taylor, both of Hartselle,
Judy Holland, Rogersville, and Janny Chaney, Falkville; nine grandchildren, Carea, Chris, Kimberly, Jacob,
Jennifer, Todd, Shane, Misty and Jerry and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Chris Vest, Jacob Moses, Todd Vest, Jeff Adkins, Keith
Wallace and Brad Mayfield.